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Blackhawks Return to Action After Holiday Break

The National Hockey League drops the puck tonight following the holiday break.
The Blackhawks return to the ice hosting the Winnipeg Jets at the United Center. The Chicago Blackhawks lead the Central Division and the Western Conference and are close to first place overall in the NHL.
The Blackhawks will try to avoid losing three straight for the first time in nearly 10 months when they meet the Jets on Tuesday night.
Chicago has not dropped three in a row since a four-game slide from March 9 to March 16. And trying to reverse course could be a difficult task for the Blackhawks, who have been outscored 6-1 in two losses to the Jets in 2016-17, including a 2-1 defeat on Dec. 4 at the United Center.
The Blackhawks are also is looking for a split of a four-game homestand. After a win over the San Jose Sharks on Dec. 18 and a one-goal loss to the Ottawa Senators two nights later, the Blackhawks dropped a 2-1 overtime decision to Colorado Avalanche, currently last in the NHL with 25 points.
The Blackhawks follow tonight's tilt with road matchups at Nashville Thursday then Carolina Friday before they go to St. Louis for their Winter Classic matchup at Busch Stadium with the Blues next Monday. 

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